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 Post subject: Four Horsemen announce new line!
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2005 1:05 pm 
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Go check it out on the news page:

http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/news/


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2005 1:38 pm 
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As I said elsewhere, interesting concept and a very cool design.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2005 1:58 pm 
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A few more pics are up now, plus the new DCD 13" body.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2005 1:59 pm 
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Very cool stuff!

I like the concept of the web-based episodes-- hopefully you'll be able to download them as well as view them on the site. It would seem that the collector toy market is going more "direct market" rather than brick-n-mortar with Hasbro launching it's own online store, the 4H developing their own online property, and even Toybiz utilizing Ebay for a web store.

To Cornboy and the rest of the Horsemen I wish you the best of luck with this new endeavor. A lot of us have been clamoring for 4H product ever since MoTU sadly went away.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2005 10:39 pm 
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I like it!

I always thought that Rotocast was the way to go for small lines.

Japan has been doing it for years and you can get decent articulation wit much lower tooling costs. (They guys who did Mechabot told me their entire run plus tooling cost about $10,000.)

Love to see this line progress!

In fact, I sorta wish that for the bigger bulkier MOTU characters they'd go Rotocast rather than coldcast.

I need my toys to be TOYS and not shatter on impact due to one of those inevitable SoCal earthquakes! :lol: :shock:

But congrats 4H! Here's one fan who will happily support Magma C.O.R.P.S!

(Even though I was a tad dissapointed that it's Magma C.O.R.P.S and not Magnacore of the Inhumanoids! :D )

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Not my cup of tea...

I don't like too much rotocast/pvc - Michael Lau/HK stuff.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2005 5:46 pm 
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Skips wrote:
Not my cup of tea...

I don't like too much rotocast/pvc - Michael Lau/HK stuff.


The nice thing here though, is that it's a toyline with a storyline.

Not just what is essentially a art sculpture in vinyl.

With the mass market you basically only have big licensed toylines now. Gone are the smaller toys as toys lines of the 80's and early 90's.

In fact, Panosh Place's Dinosaur line coming to Target is one of the few new in house lines.

That's what makes the Horsemen's line so interesting. It's a classic in house toyline concept but taking the direct market and using collector oriented materials and tooling (roto, coldcast and diecast.)

The toys as art, urban vinyl movement is nearing it's peak I think as it's really pricey and only caters to a certain market.

I think Magma C.O.R.P.S has the potential to expand slightly, being collector oriented, but more toward toy fans (as the 4H are) and not so much hip hop, urban culture fans.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2005 6:22 pm 
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Skips wrote:
Not my cup of tea...

I don't like too much rotocast/pvc - Michael Lau/HK stuff.


Yeah I agree... I appreciate the artistry and it does look cool, but not something I'd buy.


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